Mission and Priorities

Our Missionlaap-logo-sm

  • To be advocates for all children in Louisiana


  • Dedicated to promoting the interests of Louisiana pediatricians in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  • Dedicated to increasing involvement of pediatricians in the legislative arena to positively influence the quality of pediatric practice and the welfare of children in Louisiana.

  • Dedicated to increasing pediatricians’ knowledge of and participation in legislative and advocacy activities at a local level.

  • Dedicated to building coalitions with other organizations working towards improving children’s health and well-being.

Chapter Leadership

  • President
    Bryan Sibley, MD, FAAP
  • Vice President
    John Vanchiere, MD, FAAP
  • Secretary/ Treasurer
    Roberta Vicari, MD, FAAP
    Baton Rouge
  • Early Career Physician
    Paul Remedios, MD, FAAP
    New Orleans
  • At-Large Members
    Rachel Chatters, MD, FAAP
    Lake Charles
    Joshua Leblanc, MD, FAAP
  • Immediate Past President
    H. Jay Collinsworth, MD, FAAP
    Baton Rouge

Chapter Staff

  • Ashley Politz, Executive Director, Baton Rouge
  • Allison Hagan, Baton Rouge

Louisiana Chapter Committees

Purpose of Committees

LA AAP depends on the active participation of its members to accomplish the Chapter’s objectives.  One of the most important areas of service is through membership on committees.  By carefully recruiting volunteers with interests in each committee’s mandate, LA AAP can leverage its human resources to achieve the best results.

Regional Louisiana Pediatric Societies

Baton Rouge Pediatric Society

Northwest Louisiana Pediatric Society


  • President
    Dr. Stephanie Kelleher
  • Vice President
    Dr. Brannon Perrilloux
  • Secretary
    Dr. Helen Hedgeman
  • Treasurer
    Dr.Jay Graham

Board of Directors

  • Dr. Aimee Ferrell
  • Dr. Charlotte Hollman
  • Dr. John Lopoo
  • Dr. Ashley Lucas
  • Dr. George Schwartzenburg
  • Dr. Steve Spedale
  • Dr. David Thomas

Contact brpedsociety@gmail.com


Megan Gardner, MD, FAAP

2400 Hospital Dr., Suite 120
Bossier City, LA  71111

By- Laws  |  Constitution


  • President
    Abbey Carroll
  • Vice-President
    Monica Haynes
  • Secretary/TreasurerNafisa Ahmed, MD
  • LSUHSC Executive Council Rep
    Sheyenne Carper, MD

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